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Betty Fleming

Mrs. Fleming, 87, formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Saint Luke&39;s Hospital in Maumee, Ohio.

As a teen, she had worked at her parents&39; store, the City Market, on North Main Street in Bowling Green. She later worked at a gas company in Maumee. She retired in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Most recently, she was a receptionist at the Wood County Senior Citizens Center. She graduated from Bowling Green High School. She also was a high fashion seamstress, artist, photographer and gardener. Mrs. Fleming was a member of the Christian Science community where she served as a first reader while living in Tryon. Upon returning to Bowling Green, Ohio, she joined the Christian Science Church and worked at the reading room in Perrysburg.

She was chosen to be the Queen of Maumee Day in the 1960s. In recent years, she retired to the Otterbein care facility and on to the Avalon in Perrysburg.

Born in 1920 to Ross and Lucia English, she married Dudley &uot;Red&uot; Fleming, a Bond Bread salesman. He passed on in 2001. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Diliberto of Alton, N.H., Colleen Ross of San Anselmo, Calif. and her son, Dudley Jr. of Bowling Green. Her sister Caroline &uot;Peggy&uot; Bailey of Denver, Colo., survives her along with seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are welcome to inquire of &dquo;Simpson Gardens,&dquo; Bowling Green, Ohio, where they could participate in a memorial for Mrs. Fleming.